Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and other Bollywood celebs mourned the demise of actor Rajesh Vivek, best known for his roles in 'Lagaan' and 'Swades'.
Rajesh Vivek passed away after a heart attack on Thursday in Hyderabad. (Read more)
Celebs took to Twitter to remember the actor. Here is what they tweeted:
Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. R I P pic.twitter.com/JoUFFQyqm3— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) January 14, 2016
Saddened to know about the demise of my friend, senior in NSD & a very fine actor Rajesh Vivek. He was a Mast Maula in true sense. RIP.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 15, 2016
RIP Rajesh Vivek..pyar se hum aapko prabhu bulate the.. keep the original entertained. will miss u big time 'prabhu' pic.twitter.com/ciSjSERlJg— Alok Nath (@aloknath) January 14, 2016
Alvida my friend. RIP. Rajesh Vivek. Guranbaba. Always and forever you will remain in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/pPe8psCBrc— aditya lakhia (@adityalakhia) January 14, 2016
Rajesh Vivek was etched in my memory since I saw him in Joshilay. I had the pleasure of directing him in my debut film Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena— Suparn Verma (@Suparn) January 14, 2016
We will miss #RajeshVivek for his great performances in theatre and films.my NSD senior who was just terrific in every role he did..Baba RIP— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) January 15, 2016
Our senior from NSD Rajesh Vivek passed away have great memories of him while doing Bandit queen RIP Rajesh bhai— Tigmanshu Dhulia (@dirtigmanshu) January 15, 2016
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And now #RajeshVivek is gone this is really sad— Ehsaan Noorani (@EhsaanNoorani) January 15, 2016
Vivek was first introduced by Shyam Benegal in his film 'Junoon' (1978). Basically a theatre actor, he had also acted in popular television series 'Mahabharata', 'Bharat Ek Khoj' and 'Aghori'.
He made his mark as a villain in the beginning with films like 'Veerana' and 'Joshilay', often playing roles of henchman, but later on he started doing comic or supporting roles.
Some of his latest films include "Bunty Aur Babli", "Bhoot Unkle", "Tridev", "What's Your Rashee", "Agneepath", "Son of Sardaar", "Dishkiyaaun".
He had also played the role of a dreaded dacoit in "Bandit Queen" (1994).